24 Hour Party People

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Brief Synopsis: "Manchester 1976: Cambridge educated Tony Wilson, Granada TV presenter, is at a Sex Pistols gig. Totally inspired by this pivotal moment in music history, he and his friends set up a record label, Factory Records, signing first Joy Division (who go on to become New Order) then James and the Happy Mondays, who all become seminal artists of their time. What ensues is a tale of music, sex, drugs, larger-than-life characters, and the birth of one of the most famous dance clubs in the world, The Hacienda - a mecca for clubbers as famous as the likes of Studio 54. Graphically depicting the music and dance heritage of Manchester from the late 70's to the early 90's, this comedy documents the vibrancy that made Mad-chester the place in the world that you would most like to be."

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People Involved

  • Steve Coogan (Tony Wilson)
  • John Thomson (Charles)
  • Lennie James (Alan Erasmus)
  • Shirley Henderson (Lindsay Wilson)
  • Martin Hancock (Howard DeVoto)
  • Mark Windows (Johnny Rotten)
  • Paddy Considine (Rob Gretton)
  • Dave Gorman (John the Postman)
  • Andy Serkis (Martin Hannett)
  • John Simm (Bernard)
  • Enzo Cilenti (Peter Saville)
  • Tony Wilson (Wheel of Fortune Director)
  • Ralf Little (Hooky)
  • Sean Harris (Ian Curtis)
  • Simon Pegg (Journalist)
  • Rob Brydon (Ryan Letts)
  • Chris Coghill (Bez)
  • Kieran OBrien (Nathan)
  • Keith Allen (Roger Ames)
  • Michael Winterbottom (Director)